University of Miami William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development

  • FL


1330 Miller Drive, SC 204
Coral Gables
United States

About Us

The Mission of the William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development is to serve as a catalyst in developing students who cultivate positive social change within their communities as engaged citizens. Acting as a clearinghouse for all service and leadership endeavors, the Center strives to develop synergistic partnerships within the faculty, campus, local and global community to bring these fundamental concepts to fruition and integrate them further into the campus experience.

Consistent with the University's mission, the Center seeks to fulfill its Mission by:

  • Enhancing student learning (knowledge acquisition, integration, application) through experiential education, training, and other opportunities as well as by promoting student involvement through various curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular avenues
  • Directly respond to community needs through intentional service and partnerships
  • Serving as a liaison to over 450 local community partners to provide quality placement for individuals and groups for one time and on-going volunteer activities
  • Providing numerous opportunities for student involvement in service and advocacy student organizations, programming boards, and action committees addressing an array of societal issues
  • Coordinating educational campaigns to address local and global societal issues
  • Challenging students to think about leadership beyond the traditional leadership paradigm, thereby gaining an understanding of different approaches of leadership to become more effective leaders and members of society
  • Developing the leadership potential of students in all academic disciplines and raising the overall standard of student leadership
  • Committing to continuous improvement through on-going assessment and evaluation of both the provision of service and individual student growth toward developmental learning outcomes